CEC Alumni

Find on this page some testimonies of CEC alumni who tell you about their experience at the Chair and their professional career after graduation. Following is the list of all CEC Doctors with their professional network and subjects of their thesis.


Bénédicte Meurisse

Economist at the Ministry of Ecological Transition’s General Commission on Sustainable Development (GCSD)


I defended my thesis on “Public economic policies to limit CO2 emissions from car use” in November 2015 at Paris Nanterre university. In parallel to working on my thesis, and thanks to the Climate Economics Chair’s (CEC) financing, I was able to participate in an initiative launched by the CEC on “Mobility in a low carbon society”, between 2012 and 2015. This led me to collaborate with Michelin, the initiative’s main partner over this period of time. After this experience of working within a chair open both to the private and the public spheres, I aspired to take up a position which would allow me to work at the interface between knowledge, analysis, and policymaking.

In June 2016, I joined the GCSD as a project manager focused on the economics of health and the environment. I then became deputy director of the Office of Environment, Materials and Risk, and am now deputy director of the Office of Transport, Construction and Risk. I am currently piloting a working group to evaluate the health benefits of public investment projects, in partnership with France Stratégie and the Secretariat General for Investments. I am also contributing to the development of a national socio-economic methodology to evaluate action programs aimed at flood prevention.

Clément Bonnet

Assistant Professor

at Montpellier University

CEC Associate Researcher








During the three and half years I spent at the CEC, I enjoyed working in a dynamic research environment and benefitted from the excellent material conditions available for my internship, followed by my PhD thesis Innovation in the service of energy transition: the case of the electric sector. I carried out my thesis under the supervision of Mr Baudry, a Professor at the University of Paris Nanterre. The fact that the CEC is structured around three research hubs allows PhD students to anchor their personal research within a larger project and to be part of a group dynamic. The seminars which are regularly organized allow CEC researchers to present their work to diverse audiences, comprising of individuals from the academic world, as well as governmental institutions, associations, and private companies. Additionally, these seminars give CEC PhD students the opportunity to learn about the various issues at stake when we talk about global warming and to expand their skillsets. The CEC’s scientific network is a valuable resource to connect with researchers from other institutions. This network is particularly mobilized during the CEC’s annual conference, and it contributes to the quality of the academic research produced by the CEC.  Finally, the fact that PhD students are all working in the same place promotes values of sharing and cooperation, making the CEC an ideal environment to conduct a PhD.

My experience at the CEC has shaped my interest in researching the interactions between the economy and the environment. The skills I acquired during my PhD years allowed me to benefit from a post-doctoral financing opportunity from the IFP Energies Nouvelles, which then lead me to begin my career as a Researcher and Assistant Professor in September 2019 at the University of Montpellier’s ART-Dev laboratory.

Gabriela Simonet

Project Manager at CIFOR




I worked within the CEC’s team between 2011 and 2016, first as an intern, then under a fixed-term contract, and finally as a PhD student Management of tropical forests as a lever of climate change mitigation: the experience of ‘REDD +. Despite my initial reluctance, Christian de Perthuis convinced me to begin a PhD and I am beyond grateful for the experience I have gained thanks to this decision, both from a scientific and a personal perspective. I was particularly lucky to be able to conduct field work, which was very important to me. I spent several months in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil to evaluate the impact of a forestry carbon project (REDD+). My experience at the CEC opened many doors for me; it allowed me to continue travelling across the world of REDD+ projects and discover three great forest basins. The CEC also equipped me with a solid knowledge base on carbon pricing, thanks to the regular seminars which were organized as well as the exchanges I had with other researchers. I also cherish the memories of my time at the CEC due to the warmth of the work environment, and the friendships developed with the other members of the team. I particularly enjoyed participating in the very first steps of the CEC, which very much resembled a large family in which everyone works together. This taught me a lot. Thank you to Christian and the whole team, and best of luck to all!


Salomé Bakaloglou

Obstacles to lower energy consumption in the residential sector. An empirical analysis of the French case

Vincent Bertrand

The european union emission trading scheme and energy markets : economic and financial analysis

Côme Billard

Green connections : a network economics approach to the energy transition

Hugo Bois

Mobility demand modeling and foresighting

Yvain Canivet

Entropic and exergetic analyses of energetic systems by means of geometric representations

Edouard Civel

The Red and the Green : essays on the economics of information in the sustainable habitat market

Victor Court

Energy, EROI and economic growth: a biophysical approach of the economic system

Benjamin Dequiedt

Mitigating greenhouse gases in the agricultural sector: a focus on farmlands

Bastien Dufau

The influence of energy prices on cost competitiveness: A multisectoral and international approach

Jérémy El Beze

The roles of energy substitution and efficiency in the decarbonization of the housing stock in France

Anouk Faure

The structural determinants of carbon prices in the EU-ETS

Quentin Hoarau

Out with the Pipes, in with the Plugs: on the Economics of the Energy Transition in the Automobile Sector

Stephen Lecourt

Manufacturing sectors in the EU ETS

Nicolas Legrand

The causes of price volatility in agricultural markets and the consequences on food security 

Jill Madelenat

Analysis of energy efficency in the tertiary buildings: modelling and economic instruments

Claire Papaix

Implementing economic policy-tools for a low-carbon mobility of passengers at the urban scale

Simon Quemin

Essays on Spatial and Temporal Interconnections between and within Emissions Trading Systems

Olivier Rebenaque

The impact of grid pricing and support policies on the development of photovoltaic self-consumption

Marie Renner

The Emergence of Carbon Capture and Storage Techniques in the Power Sector

Boris Solier

An economic and ex-post analysis of the impacts of the carbon price on the European power sector

Camille Tevenart

Barriers to GES emissions mitigation in the French agricultural sector: the role of uncertainty, information and risk attitudes

Raphaël Trotignon

In Search of the Carbon Price. The European CO2 Emission Trading Scheme: From ex ante and ex postanalysis to the projection in 2020

Wen Wang

Integrating agriculture into the Chinese mitigation policies

Julien Wolfersberger

Economic development and forest transition